T-Mobile Launches LTE in Seven Markets
Updated: added reference to phones
T-Mobile USA today launched its LTE 4G network in seven markets around the U.S. The new markets include: Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. According to T-Mobile, its LTE network will cover 100 million Americas by the middle of the year, and 200 million by the end of the year. T-Mobile didn't specify which markets, after the initial seven, will be next to receive LTE coverage. T-Mobile also said which of its devices will be able to access its LTE network. They include the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One, and the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
T-Mobile Nearly Done Integrating MetroPCS
T-Mobile today said it has migrated the majority of MetroPCS customers off the company's legacy CDMA network and onto its own LTE network. T-Mobile says fewer than 500,000 MetroPCS customers are still using the CDMA network.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
T-Mobile Starts Deploying LTE On Its 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile today offered some details about its LTE network. To start, it has expanded its LTE service footprint to cover 260 million POPs — an increase of 10 million POPs over the last two months.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
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